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'''The community portal has two main areas: The project page, which is just like a ''"Roundtable"''; and the discussion area, which is like a ''"Cracker Barrel"''.''' Here, you can find about about what's going on at this website, or even other BSA-related websites; you can find out about what areas need work, help... maybe your expertise would be just what the Scoutmaster ordered.
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Just like all other pages on MeritBadgeDotOrg, the '''Community portal''' has two areas:
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*the ''project'' page (or ''article'' page), which is just like a ''Scouting "Roundtable"''; and
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==The Cracker Barrel==
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*the ''discussion'' page (more commonly referred to as ''talk'' pages), which is just like a ''Scouting "Cracker Barrel"'''
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Click on the [[MeritBadgeDotOrg_talk:Community_Portal|discussion tab]] (at the top of the page) above to switch over to the [[MeritBadgeDotOrg_talk:Community_Portal|''Cracker Barrel'']] [[MeritBadgeDotOrg_talk:Community_Portal|(a.k.a., Community portal talk page)]].
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Here, you can ask questions and find answers to general operations of the MeritBadgeDotOrg Wiki.
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Here, you can find about about what's going on at this website, or even other BSA-related websites; you can find out about what areas need work, help... maybe your expertise would be just what the Scoutmaster ordered.
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{{Welcome newcomers}}
==The Roundtable==
==The Roundtable==
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==Things to do...==
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===Things to do...===
(In no particular order of precedence.)
(In no particular order of precedence.)
:1. Add '''<nowiki>[[Category:Boy Scouts]] [[Category:Merit Badges]]</nowiki>''' to the bottom of every Merit Badge page. (Unless there's a better way to do it? [[MeritBadgeDotOrg_talk:Community_Portal|talk]])
:1. Add '''<nowiki>[[Category:Boy Scouts]] [[Category:Merit Badges]]</nowiki>''' to the bottom of every Merit Badge page. (Unless there's a better way to do it? [[MeritBadgeDotOrg_talk:Community_Portal|talk]])
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== Unofficial Scouting-related Websites ==
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==The Cracker Barrel==
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Click on the [[MeritBadgeDotOrg_talk:Community_Portal|discussion tab]] (at the top of the page) above to switch over to the [[MeritBadgeDotOrg_talk:Community_Portal|''Cracker Barrel'']] [[MeritBadgeDotOrg_talk:Community_Portal|(a.k.a., Community portal talk page)]].
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=== Unofficial Scouting-related Websites ===
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=== The MeritBadge.Com/Net/Org Family of Websites ===
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==== The MeritBadge.Com/Net/Org Family of Websites ====
* [http://www.MeritBadge.Com MeritBadge.Com], a.k.a ''"The Merit Badge Resource Center"''
* [http://www.MeritBadge.Com MeritBadge.Com], a.k.a ''"The Merit Badge Resource Center"''
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* [http://www.MeritBadge.Net MeritBadge.Org], a.k.a. The ''"Helping Scouts Advance"'' '''''Wiki'''''... Uh, You are here. ;-)
* [http://www.MeritBadge.Net MeritBadge.Org], a.k.a. The ''"Helping Scouts Advance"'' '''''Wiki'''''... Uh, You are here. ;-)
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=== Other unofficial, but extremely beneficial Scouting links ===
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==== Other unofficial, but extremely beneficial Scouting links ====
* [http://www.usscouts.org U.S. Scouting Project]
* [http://www.usscouts.org U.S. Scouting Project]

Revision as of 17:28, April 17, 2007

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Just like all other pages on MeritBadgeDotOrg, the Community portal has two areas:

  • the project page (or article page), which is just like a Scouting "Roundtable"; and
  • the discussion page (more commonly referred to as talk pages), which is just like a Scouting "Cracker Barrel"'

Here, you can find about about what's going on at this website, or even other BSA-related websites; you can find out about what areas need work, help... maybe your expertise would be just what the Scoutmaster ordered.

Contents

Welcome message

Greetings, User Community Portal... welcome to MeritBadgeDotOrg!

A FRIENDLY REMINDER: In an effort to minimize spammers (et al), every editor on this wiki must be a:

  • registered Scouter (or, parent/guardian of a registered Scout);
–and–

(Failure to comply with these terms will result in your account being blocked.)

Internal links

Here are some pages to help you get started...
  • Community portal

External links

You may also be interested in looking at...
Unlike Wikipedia, but like many MediaWiki sites, only registered users can edit pages on this wiki.
  • MediaWikiWhat is MediaWiki? — the software that makes this website's hamster wheel go 'round.
Please, bear in mind that every MediaWiki installation is different. Our wiki does not always "behave" exactly like the Wikipedia. (Even the Wikipedia Foundation's websites have some customization built into their websites.)



The Roundtable

Every registered user of this Wiki is an Editor. However, only those who actually edit something are Contributors. Won't you contribute something to MeritBadgeDotOrg, today? (Or, whenever you have a few minutes.) There's plenty to do. Remember, Helping Scouts advance is our mantra.

Editing rules and guidelines (In order of precedence)

1. Policies and usage standards
Prior to editing any pages, please read (and, of course, comply with) all MeritBadgeDotOrg policies.
2. Site-specific help and information regarding editing on this wiki
Help:Editing specific to this website. Here, you will find help on:
  • General editing help (i.e., text formatting)
  • Additional notes on page formatting
  • Adding an image
  • External links
3. The "Art of Wikifying" (a.k.a., Wiki-style writing)
Aside from items 1 and 2 noted above, you may wish to check out:
  • Wikipedia:Manual of Style for writing style guidance.
  • But, please... don't sweat the details, too much, just yet. We'd much rather you get you information on the website, which can be edited later, than not at all.

Would you like to help out?

(That's what a Wiki is all about!) Many articles are stubs, or otherwise need attention, or haven't even been created, yet. If you like, go ahead, be bold, and jump right in. If you aren't ready to fly solo, you can participate in a Collaboration (coming soon).

Things to do...

(In no particular order of precedence.)

1. Add [[Category:Boy Scouts]] [[Category:Merit Badges]] to the bottom of every Merit Badge page. (Unless there's a better way to do it? talk)
1.1. Done already! Thanks to Mang kiko
2. Make some Userboxes.
3. Build a colaboration page(s)for Shortcuts, or Templates, or both.
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The Cracker Barrel

Click on the discussion tab (at the top of the page) above to switch over to the Cracker Barrel (a.k.a., Community portal talk page).

Unofficial Scouting-related Websites

The MeritBadge.Com/Net/Org Family of Websites

Got a specific question? Ask over at MeritBadge.Net and get specific answers!
  • MeritBadge.Org, a.k.a. The "Helping Scouts Advance" Wiki... Uh, You are here. ;-)

Other unofficial, but extremely beneficial Scouting links

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